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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 22, 2010 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: God - non dead (or perhaps dead, according to Nietzsche)

So how strict were you being? Do you believe, for example, that bacteria might not actually exist because no one can see them with the naked eye? I guess there's a possibility that the diseases and other phenomena we attribute to bacteria might just be the work of mischievious invisible demons, but then again...


"We're going to pause for about three or four seconds and scratch our asses and think it over." Robert Hall Weir.

bonus deadhead points if you can name that show :-)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 22, 2010 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: God - non dead (or perhaps dead, according to Nietzsche)

>So how strict were you being? Do you believe, for example, that bacteria might not actually exist because no one can see them with the naked eye?

No, no, I'm arguing the opposite, I'm on your side :)

>I guess there's a possibility that the diseases and other phenomena we attribute to bacteria might just be the work of mischievious invisible demons, but then again...

I'm saying that if we weren't willing to accept as proof things that aren't directly observable, we would still be at the stage where we did attribute disease to demons. (Of course, a frightening percentage of the world's population *does* believe such things, or things that sound a little less wifty but come down to the same.)

>"We're going to pause for about three or four seconds and scratch our asses and think it over." Robert Hall Weir.

>bonus deadhead points if you can name that show :-)

No but let me know which show it is LOL.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jan 22, 2010 4:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: God - non dead (or perhaps dead, according to Nietzsche)

I think I met a demon at a GD show. But every dog has his day.

It burn off both your ears if I told you all that went down.